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About Tequesta Real Estate For Sale
Tequesta, Florida is an incorporated area in Palm Beach County and is considered the northernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. Just 2.2 square miles, this gorgeous community offers a small town feel in a major metropolitan area and features a variety of high-end to affordable real estate and housing options. Tequesta is located on the northeastern tip of Palm Beach County on Loxahatchee River and the Atlantic Ocean.U.S.highway 1 runs along the eastern border.
The name of the town originated from the Indian term for Biscayne Bay and the village was established in 1909. As of the 2000 Census, there were only 5,273 residents in the village. Tequesta real estate for sale ranges from luxury single-family homes on the waterfront to affordable and desirable condos for sale that make for the perfect vacation property. Regardless of your budget or needs for a Tequesta home, contact Tracy Plauche today for more information on Tequesta real estate for sale or to schedule a private showing for the home of your dreams!
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Transportation in Tequesta, Florida
Palm Beach International Airport was voted third best in the US and sixth best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine -- March 2003 issue.
Tri-Rail is south Florida’s premier commuter railroad from Palm Beach to Miami it runs seven days a week in air-conditioned luxury.
It takes about 2 hours from Palm Beach to Miami International Airport.
Tequesta's Brief History
In 1955 a bridge tender was asked by Charles Martyn to describe the area that is now the Village of Tequesta. His reply was, "it's just a jungle".
Inspired by the bridge tender's description Martyn asked for a tour of the area. As the two men traveled the Inlet and Intracoastal by boat, Martyn was immediately intrigued by the beauty and potential of the area. He bought 86 acres on Jupiter Island where he developed the Jupiter Inlet Colony.
While excavating the site, Martyn's crew unearthed an Indian mound filled with artifacts. Martyn's interest in Indian history led him to research the mound's contents. Later speculation was that the mound belonged to an encampment of Tequesta Indians encroaching on the native Jega Indians. Martyn was convinced of this and named an area he was developing west of the Intracoastal after the Tequesta tribe. That development, now known as the Tequesta Country Club, was later incorporated as the Village of Tequesta.
Tequesta started as one man's vision and has now become a thriving Village with miles of waterfront property. From the serene Loxahatchee River to the breathtaking ocean front homes, residents are drawn to Tequesta by natural beauty.
A mix of quiet single family home neighborhoods and secure condominium complexes attract families, working professionals and retirees to the Village.
Education in Tequesta, FL
Tequesta, like many communities in the area, is served by the School District of Palm Beach County.
In addition, Tequesta is located near several quality higher education facilities in South Florida, including:
- Palm Beach Atlantic College
- Palm Beach Community College
- Indian River Community College
- Florida Atlantic University
- Keiser College
Things to Do and See in Tequesta Florida
With its close proximity to several nearby cities, Tequesta offers its residents easy access to some amazing recreational opportunities. Tequesta also has a wealth of cultural and recreational activities for every age. The Village is home to the Lighthouse Gallery and School of Art.
There are plenty of shops, stores and service businesses located in Tequesta along with churches of various faiths. New residents and visitors are greeted with a strong sense of community and a genuine hometown friendliness. As a resident, you’ll be just a short drive away from:
- Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum
- Zora Neale Hurston House
- John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
- Palm Beach Zoo
- And more!
Tequesta was named one of the top 100 retirement communities in America as ranked by “Where to Retire Magazine 2001.”
Ready to Enter the Tequesta Real Estate Market & Search Tequesta Real Estate For Sale?
Don’t let Tequesta’s small size fool you. This stunning South Florida community has the ability to offer its residents world class amenities without sacrificing that welcoming small town atmosphere.
If you would like to learn more about homes and real estate for sale in Tequesta, Florida, contact me, Tracy Plauche, your Tequesta real estate expert. If you haven’t done so already, I also recommend you check out my Buyer FAQ’s, which will prepare you for navigating the Palm Beach area real estate market.